Lotus Dining Group launches Australian Rice Lager with White Bay Beer Co.

Sydney’s Lotus Dining Group has released its very own beer – a premium Australian Rice Lager specially designed to pair with the restaurant group’s contemporary Chinese dishes.

Created in collaboration with White Bay Beer Co., the Lotus ARL is a clean, crisp and aromatic craft beer that uses rice as the base of the brew, bringing textured notes to the lager that marry perfectly with the group’s rich Chinese food offering.

“Beer is one of the most popular drinks across our Lotus venues, so creating one of our own was a natural step,” said Matthew Stewart, who heads up the beverage program at Lotus Dining Group. “Our new Lotus Australian Rice Lager is all about putting a local twist on the classic combination of dumplings paired with an ice-cold beer.”

To create the ARL, Lotus Group teamed up with White Bay Beer Co. – an independent craft brewery located on Sydney’s Balmain Peninsula – reflecting the group’s continued focus on working with local suppliers.

“Working with White Bay was a no-brainer for Lotus Dining Group. We really believe in what they’re doing, making specialised products using quality methods and ingredients,” said Stewart.

“The beer is cold fermented for five weeks under pressure, which enhances its gentle fruity flavours of apple and pear, matching really well with oily, spicy foods. Using rice gives it enough body to hold up when you’re eating spicy food, but it is still refreshing enough to cut through something like an XO sauce,” added David Lamb from White Bay Beer Co.

Lotus Australian Rice Lager is now available in 355ml cans, or four-packs, for you to enjoy during lockdown through Lotus at Home.

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